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Professionals Regulation Lawyer - 9 Month FTC

Further Information:

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the independent regulator for pharmacy in Great Britain and aims to protect and promote the interests of those who use pharmacy services.  The GPhC is looking to recruit a Lawyer to join its Professionals Regulation (Fitness to Practise) Team, a Team within the Council’s Inspection and Fitness to Practise Directorate. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in the professional regulatory field.


As a Professionals Regulation Lawyer, your role will be to ensure that the GPhC conducts proportionate and fair investigations. It is a role that will see you collaborating closely with the Professionals Regulation Team and Inspection Team. You will provide support and guidance to team members on fitness to practise investigations in order to progress and conclude cases to a high standard in an efficient and effective manner.


Working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, you will be responsible for managing your own case load from referral by the Registrar or Investigating Committee through to completion. This will include keeping under regular review the issues that remain in dispute, ensuring compliance with case management directions and the GPhC’s internal KPIs, where possible, liaising with Registrants or their advisers to narrow issues in dispute. You will regularly act as an advocate representing the GPhC and presenting cases before various Fitness to Practise hearings, interim order applications/review hearings and restoration applications.


A qualified solicitor or barrister, you’ll have a strong track record of tribunal advocacy. You will have experience of managing a personal caseload, plus high levels of skill in both investigations and the construction of cases for hearings. The ability to assimilate, understand and interpret complex legislation (especially that relating to medicines and controlled drugs) will also be vital to your success. You should be able to demonstrate an up to date knowledge of developments in the professional regulatory field.


In return, you can expect a rewarding work environment plus an excellent benefits package that includes 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays).


If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, as well the Employment Declaration Form for this post, to:


We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Deadline for Application: Midnight Wednesday 3 August
Interview Date: Monday 8 August

Inspector - Lancashire & Cumbria

Further Information:

You have significant experience in pharmacy and your written and verbal communication skills are second to none. You have the drive to work independently, but are also a great team player – and you’re ready to broaden your skill base. Sounds like you? Consider joining the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as an Inspector.


We’re the independent regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain. It is our job to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of members of the public by upholding standards and public trust in pharmacy. Currently we’re modernising our regulation with a new focus on outcomes, taking into account the full range of pharmacy services.


Your primary role will be to maintain a programme of high-quality inspections of registered pharmacy premises, monitoring and supporting or enforcing compliance with GPhC standards. You will also provide recommendations to the registrar on the suitability for registration of new pharmacies, undertake investigations of concerns raised about a registrant’s fitness to practise and work together with the Investigation and Case Management team with their cases.


While your background must be in pharmacy, you could be a pharmacist or technician, but preferably within a community or hospital environment. A firm understanding of the challenges facing retail community pharmacies along with a strong sense of self-motivation and confidence will also be essential.


In return, you can expect a rewarding work environment plus a benefits package that includes 30 days holiday plus bank holidays, eligibility to join the NHS Pension Scheme, Private health care, life insurance plus other competitive benefits.


If you feel you have the experience and skills for this role and would like to join us, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you would be  suitable for the role as well the employment declaration form for this post, to:


Any applications received without a covering letter will not be shortlisted for interview.


We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


The closing date for this role is midnight on Sunday 31 July. Interviews will be held week commencing 5 September.

Deadline for Application: Midnight Sunday 31 July
Interview Date: 8th & 9th September